Dry Contact Sensor Configuration and Installation Guide

Sensor Overview

Monnit ALTA Wireless, ALTA-ISX, PoE•X, and MoWi WiFi Dry Contact Sensors can be used to detect contact between two wired contact points.

Settings to Configure

  • Enter Aware State when the loop is—Sets the device to detect when the loop is Closed, Open, or in a State Change.
  • Time to Re-Arm—The time in seconds after a triggering event that the sensor will wait before recognizing additional triggering events.

Additional Features and Options

  • Scale—This sensor supports changing the unit of measurement from Fahrenheit to Celsius or vice versa. It also allows changing the Air Speed Scale to meters per second (Mps), miles per hour (mph), kilometers per hour (kmph), Knots (knot), cubic feet per minute (CFM), cubic meters per hour (CMH), and cubic meters per minute (CMM). Configure and install the Monnit Dry Contact Sensor in five easy steps using this guide. Soon you’ll be monitoring product volume, mechanical actuation, and more.

Installation Steps

Note: If this is your first time setting up your Monnit system, you must first set up your iMonnit account and connect your ALTA Gateway to iMonnit before registering your sensor. See this article for steps outlining how to get started: Creating an iMonnit account.

Step 1.

Remove the sensor from the package. If installing an industrial sensor, attach the antenna.

Step 2.

Register the sensor in iMonnit. Do not install the batteries until told to do so in iMonnit.

Step 3.

Determine the sensor’s installation location. We recommend placing the sensor in the location and making sure it reports to the gateway before final installation. See this article if you’re using an ALTA Site Survey Tool to perform a site survey to determine sensor installation location.

Step 4.

After verifying that the sensor is communicating with the gateway, mount the sensor using the supplied screws or double-sided tape. Ensure that the sensors’ 12" (30.48 cm) lead wires have enough room to mount to the contact points.

Step 5.

Attach the red and black wires to the desired end points.

WARNING: Use caution when interfacing with Monnit Dry Contact Sensors. Any external AC or DC Voltages WILL DAMAGE the electronics of the wireless sensor. Monnit is not responsible for troubleshooting, replacing, or reimbursing damages incurred by disregarding this warning.

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